Is it tomorrow yet? How the pandemic changes Europe





NGO Academy Keynote with Prof. Ivan Krastev

What are the consequences of the pandemic that will set the course of the world in the coming years? Paradoxes that COVID-19 has brought to light regarding globalization include international cooperation, authoritarianism, social cohesion and the European project.

Moreover, the pandemic has defined every aspect of our private and professional lives in 2020 and the beginning of 2021. Instead of fixating on yet another day’s infection rate, this talk with Prof. Ivan Krastev will attempt to establish a bird’s eye view on the effects of the pandemic and ask the long-term question: where is Europe, and in particular Central and Eastern Europe, heading in the years to come? The NGO Academy Keynote will take place on 2 March 2021, 2pm.

Event Registration
Please register for the online NGO Academy Keynote here.

Cover picture: Ivan Krastev, Photo: ERSTE Foundation / Markus Schwarze

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.